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Retirement-vacation area

Young is in Gila County, in the Payson metro area.

Some say the community was named after Ola Young, first postmistress; others believe it was named for her father, cattleman William Young

The latitude of Young is 34.101N. The longitude is -110.963W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,187 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 561.


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Median household income
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$22,578
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Young is in the Tonto National Forest
Site of the Pleasant Valley War between two ranching families, the Tewksburys and the Grahams
Nearby parks & recreation: Sierra Anchas and Hell's Gate wilderness areas

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18% of Young residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Young ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Young was $12,177, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Young residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Young, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $611.


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Gila County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Young political report.

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The average commute time for Young workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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